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Fall and Halloween Events in and around Ridgewood NJ

It’s spooky season! Celebrate the changing of the seasons with some of these local favorites. We’ve put together some of the best events, shopping locations, treats, and spots to visit. Don’t forget to stock up on candy before Halloween!

Halloween Events

Halloween Events

Ridgewood Halloween Maze and Houses

Visit a local Halloween house and/or maze! Ridgewood residents go all out with their festive decorations. Some favorites include: 

Ridgewood Halloween Maze

124 Sheridan Terrace, Ridgewood NJ

The hours are 4-9pm weekdays and noon to 9pm on weekends – it is not open in the rain! The maze is always free. The best age for the maze is from when you can read until while you can still walk. BEWARE! Maze creatures come out when it is dark!

Ridgewood Halloween House

294 West End Avenue, Ridgewood NJ

Impressive and scary decorations and inflatables! Open Fridays 6:30-9pm, Saturdays 5:30-9pm (with the first hour less scary for little kids!), and also on Halloween.

Ridgewood Haunts

Check out this page for the most decorated houses and Halloween happenings in Ridgewood! Always be respectful of homeowners – enjoy!

Ridgewood Halloween Maze

Ridgewood Halloween House

Go on a Halloween Cemetery Tour

The Ridgewood Historical Society (always an interesting resource in town as it is located at a former one-room schoolhouse in Ridgewood) offers a Halloween cemetery walk on 10/27 AND 10/28.  Reserve a spot by calling 201-447-3242 or emailing [email protected]

Ridgewood Halloween Cemetery Tour

Take the Haunted Ridgewood Walking Tour

What secrets hide behind certain stately mansions in Ridgewood’s historic district? See the houses where some guests have never left and hear the history that marks them forever. Some houses have very interesting stories. End up at Ridgewood’s notorious haunted maze. Find your way through the maze’s one secret passage (or go mad searching!). Spooky attire is encouraged! Our trip into darkness will end at 8:00 pm. Sweet dreams are(n’t) made of this! Spaces on these tours are limited so sign up soon!

Every Friday in October.

Sign up here:

Ridgewood Historical House Tours

Ridgewood Halloween Haunted Harvest

The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce brings to you Every Year “Halloween Haunted Harvest”.  (weather permitting) to Memorial Park at Van Neste Square…………If you dare, walk through the HAUNTED GRAVEYARD, jump through the PUMPKIN PATCH, and more.  Join Our Halloween Parade & Contest with your best costume

12 Noon – Kids Parade and 1 PM – Pet Parade – Visit the Good Witch all day.

Stroll through downtown Ridgewood while enjoying the shops, restaurants, and crisp fall air. Bonus points if you can get a head start on your holiday shopping at Bookends, Hustle and Heart, and Hot Jewelry Box! Check out The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce for more.

Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Haunted Harvest

Ridgewood High School New Players Trunk or Treat

Sunday 10/29 at Ridgewood High School

Spooky skits by our talented high schoolers and trunk or treating in the parking lot! Wear your costumes! $10 – buy your tickets here: RHS New Players Trunk or Treat

Ridgewood New Players Trunk or Treat

Zoo Boo at Bergen County Zoo

Get tickets for this weekend’s ZOO BOO event – spooky fun at the zoo both during the day and at night! Zoo Boo – Bergen County Zoo

The zoo is the perfect opportunity for educational wildlife experiences, and fall is the perfect time to visit.  – located in nearby Paramus – is perfect for a day of walking and enjoying the newly crisp weather. There is a train, carousel, playground, and there are plenty of animal attractions.

Bergen County Zoo Boo

Go Pumpkin Picking

Go pumpkin picking! Local favorite Secor Farms has all you need for pumpkins and hayrides on a nice fall day. Bonus points if you then carve the pumpkin and roast the seeds! Abmas Farm also has a great hayride and barnyard, but requires reservations.

Pumpkin Picking

Get Fall Decor and Plants

Visit a local nursery, like Rohsler’s in Allendale to buy mums, pumpkins, and gourds to adorn your front stoop, go on a hayride, and pick out seasonal decoration! (Don’t forget the bulbs to plant NOW for spring flowers like tulips later!).

Fall Decor

In Bergen County, each season brings its own traditions and fun, and we are here to help you celebrate it. Part of loving a home is enjoying the community, and Ridgewood and Glen Rock do not disappoint. Be sure to contact The Gubb Team for homes for sale in Ridgewood NJ.

The Gubb Team

Let us know in the comments if you have any other suggestions for fall activities and places to visit in Bergen County! 

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